Plantar Fasciitis and heel spur is a frequent injury among people who practice running and triathlon.
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How can plantar fasciitis and heel spur be treated?
First of all we must bear in mind that it is advisable to place a boost in the footwear or in the insoles to unload the muscles of the twins and the soleus. You also have to decrease the days of running training and try to go cycling or swimming to replace the race on foot and maintain the physical shape.
To treat fascitis and calcaneal spur there are several systems, but really effective is deep hyperthermia (Indiba Activ or Tecarterapia) or shock waves.
It is important to massage the sole of the foot, calves and hamstrings, trying to stretch this muscle at the end of any training session.
Some tips for when you go recovering and you want to start training, is that you are very progressive in terms of volume and frequency of training, do not hurry.
Also try to shorten the stride a little by supporting more the metatarsus or the front of the foot. This will reduce the impact on the affected area.
Avoid surfaces that are too hard, such as cement or asphalt, look for grass or dirt. Check your shoes and check that it is in good condition.